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Towns' clutch shot gives TWolves 106-105 win over Blazers


By MALIKA ANDREWS
Posted Apr 10 2016 2:37AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns did not turn around after the ball left his fingertips. He already knew it was good.

Tayshaun Prince inbounded the ball and found Towns in the paint with 1.8 seconds left. The rookie hit a turnaround hook shot to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 106-106 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.

"I didn't know who was on me at all," Towns said. "All I knew is that I had to make the basket for my teammates. I've hit a lot of those right-hooks in my career. I knew it was good when I went up."

With Towns' clutch basket, the Timberwolves held off a furious rally by the Trail Blazers.

Interim head coach Sam Mitchell said that Towns, a leading candidate for NBA Rookie of the Year, has been leading the Timberwolves all season.

"He's had an amazing rookie season," Mitchell said. "After about 40 games, we were waiting for him to hit that elusive rookie wall and I would talk to him about it and he would say, `Coach, I'm not going to hit it."'

Minnesota led 100-93 after Tayshaun Prince's jumper with 3:03 left, but Damian Lillard's floater with 1:01 left closed the gap to 101-99.

Andrew Wiggins split a pair of free throws with 41 seconds remaining, but Lillard made a layup with 13.3 seconds left that put the Blazers within one at 102-101 in a game that had been tight all the way through.

After Zach LaVine's free throws for the Timberwolves, Lillard made a 3-pointer and was fouled with 3.5 seconds left to pull the Blazers in front for a 105-104 lead.

Towns' winning shot gave him 27 points, and the Timberwolves snapped an eight-game losing streak in Portland. Andrew Wiggins added 23 points.

Lillard had 31 points for the Blazers, whose eight-game winning streak at home was snapped. C.J. McCollum added 21 points, while Mason Plumlee had 15 points and 15 rebounds.

"Obviously, it came down to the last minute," Stotts said. "But after the first quarter, we really never were as good as we needed to be defensively. Give credit to Minnesota. They played well. They've been playing well lately. They got momentum, they made big shots and they made big plays. So it's a disappointing loss."

By virtue of Minnesota winning and the defending champion Golden State Warriors defeating the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland is a half-game ahead of the Grizzlies in the race for the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

Minnesota went on a 19-8 run to take its first lead at 38-36 after Noah Vonleh drew a technical foul with 1:04 left in the first quarter for taunting Nemanja Bjelica following a dunk over him.

A second-quarter spurt put the Timberwolves back in the game. After going scoreless in the first quarter, Towns put up nine points in the second to help the Timberwolves outscore the Blazers by 11 in the quarter. At the half, Minnesota led 53-49 after closing out the quarter on an 11-4 run.

"It was a little frustrating," Lillard said. "We didn't play as consistent or as urgent as we need to in the second, third and fourth quarters after a good start to the game. It was a little frustrating especially after giving ourselves a lead at the end. Basically, because we thought we didn't deserve to win, we didn't. If a play like that happens at the end, it's so much bigger than that play."

The Blazers had only two field goals over the final 5:30 of the third quarter.

WHAT MIGHT'VE BEEN

With a win, the Blazers would've had more control over where they finished in the standings. Now, they will have to depend on help from other teams going into their final game on Wednesday against Denver.

"I mean, we're in the playoffs. We just want to do the right things every game. That's the biggest thing is play the right way and give ourselves a chance every night, the best chance. Tonight we didn't do that," Lillard said. "But like I said, we're in and whoever we end up playing, that's what it is. We want to push ourselves to get as high as we can and finish the season off the right way."

TIP INS

Timberwolves: Have not won three straight since late-November.

Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard, who injured his shoulder late in the season, had surgery Friday in Los Angeles. He will be out 6-to-8 months. ... Ed Davis was named the recipient of the 2015-16 Maurice Lucas Award, which honors the Trail Blazers player who best embodies Lucas through his contributions on and off the court.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: host Houston on Monday.

Trail Blazers: host Denver on Wednesday.


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MIN
POR
     
    • 48.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 38.5%

    • 37.5%

    • 76.0%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN POR
Total Rebounds 37 37
Offensive Rebounds 13 11
Turnovers 11 17
Fast Break Pts: 4 4
Biggest Lead: 8 10
Points in the Paint: 48 48
MIN POR
p Towns   27 Lillard   31
rb 2 players   10 Plumlee   15
a Rubio   11 2 players   7
s Rubio   4 2 players   1
b Dieng   3 Plumlee   2
 
  • 11/02 - POR 106 @ MIN 101
  • 12/05 - POR 109 @ MIN 103
  • 01/31 - MIN 93 @ POR 96
  • 04/09 - MIN 106 @ POR 105
Minnesota Timberwolves (28-52)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 32:17 9-22 0-3 5-6 -8 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 2 23
G. Dieng F 24:20 1-3 0-0 5-6 -6 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 0 7
K. Towns C 37:58 13-20 0-0 1-2 -4 5 5 10 2 2 0 1 2 1 27
Z. LaVine G 26:56 2-7 1-4 5-6 -12 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 1 0 10
R. Rubio G 32:22 2-7 1-1 0-0 -7 0 4 4 11 3 4 4 0 1 5
N. Bjelica   30:04 4-6 2-3 1-2 +16 3 7 10 4 2 1 1 1 0 11
T. Jones   15:38 1-2 0-0 1-1 +8 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
S. Muhammad   17:58 5-13 1-2 1-2 +10 3 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 12
T. Prince   22:27 4-4 0-0 0-0 +8 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 8
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-84 5-13 19-25   13 24 37 24 18 8 11 7 4 106
  48.8% 38.5% 76.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11
Portland Trail Blazers (43-38)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 32:26 4-8 2-5 0-0 0 0 3 3 1 3 0 4 1 1 10
M. Harkless F 30:42 2-7 1-3 0-0 +6 3 0 3 1 3 0 1 1 2 5
M. Plumlee C 31:34 6-9 0-0 3-4 +11 2 13 15 2 1 1 0 2 1 15
C. McCollum G 34:54 6-13 1-2 8-9 +8 1 1 2 7 4 0 3 0 1 21
D. Lillard G 37:55 11-22 4-10 5-5 +7 0 3 3 7 3 1 3 0 2 31
N. Vonleh   08:51 1-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Crabbe   28:26 4-7 1-2 0-0 -11 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 9
G. Henderson   19:04 3-9 0-2 0-0 -17 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 6
E. Davis   16:07 3-4 0-0 0-0 -10 4 3 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 6
P. Connaughton DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Kaman DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Montero DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Roberts DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-80 9-24 16-18   11 26 37 19 20 2 17 4 7 105
  50.0% 37.5% 88.9%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic
  • Trail Blazers: Alexander, Leonard

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Trail Blazers: Vonleh

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 13

arena stats

  • Arena: Moda Center, Portland, OR
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #20 Leroy Richardson, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 19733
  • Duration: 2:14
Minnesota Timberwolves (29-52) Portland Trail Blazers (43-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Plumlee vs Towns (Dieng gains possession)
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  11:48  
  11:48 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:35 Harkless Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:33  
Towns Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:27 Lillard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:13 McCollum Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:12 McCollum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:00 Harkless 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:59 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:56 Aminu Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: LaVine (1 BLK) 
  10:56 Team Rebound 
  10:48 McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:42  
Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  10:28  
  10:28
[POR 1-0]
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:28
[POR 2-0]
McCollum Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:11 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:08 Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  10:06  
  09:50
[POR 5-0]
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:29 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:20 Lillard Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:20  
  09:15 Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:15
[MIN 1-5]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:15
[MIN 2-5]
 
  09:02 Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:02  
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:46 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:36 McCollum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  08:24
[MIN 5-5]
 
  08:05
[POR 7-5]
McCollum Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:51
[MIN 7-7]
 
  07:29
[POR 9-7]
Plumlee Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (1 AST) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  07:29  
  07:29
[POR 10-7]
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  07:17 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:17  
Team Rebound  07:17  
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:17
[MIN 8-10]
 
  06:55
[POR 13-8]
Harkless 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McCollum (1 AST) 
  06:50 Aminu Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:50
[MIN 9-13]
 
  06:50 Aminu Substitution replaced by Vonleh 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:50
[MIN 10-13]
 
  06:32 Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
  06:31 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:31
[POR 15-10]
Plumlee Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski)  06:31  
  06:31
[POR 16-10]
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:28  
  06:22 McCollum Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:22
[MIN 11-16]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:22
[MIN 12-16]
 
  06:05
[POR 18-12]
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  05:44  
  05:26
[POR 20-12]
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  05:11
[MIN 14-20]
 
  04:51
[POR 22-14]
McCollum Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lillard (2 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:33 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:25
[POR 24-14]
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:18  
  04:18 Harkless Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
  04:18 McCollum Substitution replaced by Henderson 
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  04:18  
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  04:09
[MIN 16-24]
 
  03:48 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:47  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:21
[POR 26-16]
Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (3 AST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:01  
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:59  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK)  02:53  
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:52  
Bjelica Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:51
[MIN 18-26]
 
  02:33 Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:32  
Dieng Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:26  
  02:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:26 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Davis 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Jones  02:26  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:26  
  02:01 Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:59  
Wiggins Hook Shot: Missed  01:46  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:45  
Wiggins Tip Layup Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:42 Vonleh Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:40 Henderson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (J Capers) 
  01:40 Henderson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:26 Lillard Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 19-26]
 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince  01:26  
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Vonleh Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:09 Lillard Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:07 Davis Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:06 Vonleh Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:05
[POR 28-19]
Vonleh Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  01:04 Vonleh Technical (J Capers) 
Jones Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  01:04
[MIN 20-28]
 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:47.5  
  00:47.0 Davis Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:47.0
[MIN 21-28]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:47.0  
  00:46.7 Team Rebound 
Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (L Richardson)  00:46.5  
  00:24.9 Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  00:20.9 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:01.9 Crabbe Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (29-52) Portland Trail Blazers (43-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 McCollum Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  11:40 Jump Ball Vonleh vs Bjelica (McCollum gains possession) 
  11:40 Team Rebound 
Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  11:32  
  11:32
[POR 29-21]
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:32
[POR 30-21]
McCollum Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bjelica Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:19
[MIN 23-30]
 
  10:57 Henderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:57 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  10:54 Henderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:53  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  10:40
[MIN 25-30]
 
  10:17 Henderson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:15  
  09:59 Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:59  
Team Rebound  09:59  
  09:59 Vonleh Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:59
[MIN 26-30]
 
  09:41
[POR 32-26]
Crabbe Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:31  
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:30
[MIN 28-32]
 
  09:10
[POR 34-28]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crabbe (1 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  08:59
[MIN 30-34]
 
  08:46 McCollum Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:46  
Muhammad Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:37  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:35  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:33
[MIN 32-34]
 
  08:14 McCollum Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:12  
Muhammad Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:08 Crabbe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58 Henderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:54  
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  07:37  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:36  
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:36
[MIN 34-34]
 
  07:17
[POR 36-34]
Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Prince Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:54
[MIN 36-36]
 
  06:30 Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:30  
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:25  
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:12
[MIN 38-36]
 
  05:55
[POR 38-38]
Crabbe Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCollum (2 AST) 
Prince Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:31
[MIN 40-38]
 
  05:20 Henderson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  05:20  
  05:20 McCollum Substitution replaced by Lillard 
  05:20 Henderson Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
  05:20 Davis Substitution replaced by Harkless 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine  05:20  
Prince Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:20  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:02
[MIN 42-38]
 
  04:42 Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:42 Team Rebound 
  04:38
[POR 40-42]
Plumlee Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  04:23  
  04:04
[POR 43-42]
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lillard (4 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:36
[POR 45-42]
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (2 BLK)  03:24  
Team Rebound  03:24  
  03:22 Harkless Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:22
[MIN 43-45]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:22
[MIN 44-45]
 
  03:00
[POR 47-44]
Aminu Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  02:45
[MIN 46-47]
 
  02:32 Harkless Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
  02:32 Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:32 Harkless Turnover : Illegal Assist Turnover (1 TO) 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  02:32  
Bjelica Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:17  
Bjelica Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:17  
Bjelica Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:17  
  01:56 Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:55  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  01:44
[MIN 49-47]
 
  01:32
[POR 49-49]
Aminu Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (1 AST) 
  01:13 Harkless Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:13
[MIN 50-49]
 
  01:13 Crabbe Substitution replaced by McCollum 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:13
[MIN 51-49]
 
  00:55.9 Aminu Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  00:42.9
[MIN 53-49]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Capers)  00:34.3  
  00:25.3 McCollum Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harkless (1 BLK)  00:06.9  
Team Rebound  00:06.8  
  00:06.8 Aminu Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (29-52) Portland Trail Blazers (43-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[POR 51-53]
McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  11:29
[MIN 55-51]
 
  11:20
[POR 53-55]
Plumlee Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: McCollum (3 AST) 
Towns Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  11:02
[MIN 57-53]
 
  10:49 Lillard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:36 Aminu Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  10:18
[MIN 59-53]
 
  10:01
[POR 56-59]
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lillard (5 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:40 Lillard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  09:36  
  09:36
[POR 57-59]
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:36 Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:34  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  09:15
[MIN 61-57]
 
  08:54
[POR 59-61]
McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Towns Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK)  08:38  
  08:37 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:27 Aminu Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (L Richardson) 
  08:27 Aminu Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:14
[MIN 63-59]
 
  07:56
[POR 62-63]
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  07:44 Harkless Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Capers) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:34 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:30 Aminu Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST) 
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  07:26
[MIN 65-62]
 
  07:08 McCollum Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:07  
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:52 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  06:45 Harkless Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (3 BLK) 
  06:43 Harkless Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:39 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:39  
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 McCollum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  06:25  
  06:25
[POR 63-65]
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:25 McCollum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:23  
Wiggins Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:09 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  06:03 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:02  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  05:37
[POR 66-65]
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: McCollum (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:37  
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO)  05:20  
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  05:20  
  05:07 McCollum Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
LaVine Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Capers)  04:38  
  04:38 Harkless Substitution replaced by Henderson 
  04:38 McCollum Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
  04:37 Henderson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  04:15
[MIN 68-66]
 
  03:46 Crabbe Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:44  
  03:36 Crabbe Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:36  
  03:36 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Davis 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  03:15  
  03:15
[POR 67-68]
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:15
[POR 68-68]
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:00
[MIN 70-68]
 
  02:40 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:39  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:29  
Muhammad Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Lillard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:21 Aminu Substitution replaced by Harkless 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Jones  02:21  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  02:21  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Prince  02:21  
  02:21 Team Turnover : 5 Sec Inbound Turnover 
Muhammad Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Team Rebound 
  01:44
[POR 70-70]
Henderson Driving Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST)  01:21
[MIN 73-70]
 
  00:52.9 Harkless 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:52.8 Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  00:48.9 Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:47.8  
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lillard (1 ST)  00:34.8  
  00:30.7
[POR 72-73]
Crabbe Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lillard (6 AST) 
Jones Driving Hook Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  00:09.8  
Muhammad Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:08.2
[MIN 75-72]
 
  00:00.3 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Jones Violation:Kicked Ball (L Richardson)  11:32  
  11:15
[POR 75-75]
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harkless (1 AST) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:59 Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  10:52 McCollum Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:50  
Muhammad Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (L Richardson)  10:47  
Muhammad Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:47  
  10:31
[POR 77-75]
Davis Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McCollum (5 AST) 
  10:18 Davis Foul: Personal (3 PF) (L Richardson) 
Muhammad Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (2 AST)  10:14
[MIN 77-77]
 
  09:58
[POR 79-77]
Davis Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCollum (6 AST) 
  09:47 McCollum Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:35  
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:34  
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  09:33
[MIN 79-79]
 
  09:19
[POR 81-79]
McCollum Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  09:19  
  09:19
[POR 82-79]
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  09:01
[MIN 82-82]
 
  08:48 Henderson Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Jones Cutting Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  08:35
[MIN 84-82]
 
  08:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:35 Henderson Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
  08:35 Davis Substitution replaced by Lillard 
  08:19 Crabbe Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (3 AST)  08:07
[MIN 86-82]
 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (2 PF) (L Richardson)  07:45  
  07:45 Crabbe Substitution replaced by Aminu 
  07:38
[POR 84-86]
Plumlee Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lillard (7 AST) 
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (4 AST)  07:14
[MIN 88-84]
 
  07:02 Plumlee Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:01 Harkless Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  07:01
[POR 86-88]
Harkless Tip Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
Team Rebound  06:44  
  06:44 McCollum Foul: Personal (3 PF) (L Richardson) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:44  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:44  
  06:29 Plumlee Violation:Defensive Goaltending (L Richardson) 
Prince Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:29
[MIN 90-86]
 
  06:10
[POR 89-90]
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (2 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  05:55
[MIN 92-89]
 
  05:43 Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bjelica (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:42  
  05:42  
Wiggins Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  05:26
[MIN 94-89]
 
  05:09 Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:08  
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:49
[MIN 96-89]
 
  04:40 Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:23  
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  04:22  
  04:21 Harkless Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:11 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  04:04
[POR 91-96]
Lillard Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  03:50
[MIN 98-91]
 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  03:38  
  03:38
[POR 92-98]
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by LaVine  03:38  
  03:38
[POR 93-98]
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:26  
Towns Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  03:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:18  
Prince Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  03:04
[MIN 100-93]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Capers)  02:40  
  02:28 Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  02:27  
  02:18 Lillard Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  02:09 McCollum Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:09  
Team Rebound  02:09  
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:09
[MIN 101-93]
 
  01:54
[POR 95-101]
Plumlee Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: McCollum (7 AST) 
Prince Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST)  01:38  
LaVine Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  01:29  
  01:29
[POR 96-101]
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  01:29
[POR 97-101]
McCollum Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:11 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:13) 
  01:01
[POR 99-101]
Lillard Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:01  
  00:41.6 Crabbe Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:41.6  
Team Rebound  00:41.6  
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  00:41.6  
  00:41.6 Crabbe Substitution replaced by Davis 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:41.6
[MIN 102-99]
 
  00:41.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:41.6 Davis Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
  00:41.6 Team Turnover : 5 Sec Inbound Turnover 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  00:41.6  
Wiggins Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) (J Capers)  00:22.6  
Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:22.6  
  00:22.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:22.6 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Harkless 
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  00:22.6  
  00:13.3
[POR 101-102]
Lillard Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.3  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  00:13.3  
  00:07.6 Lillard Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:07.6
[MIN 103-101]
 
  00:07.6 Crabbe Substitution replaced by Davis 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:07.6
[MIN 104-101]
 
  00:07.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:07.6 Harkless Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
  00:07.6 Davis Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  00:07.6  
  00:03.5
[POR 104-104]
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Capers)  00:03.5  
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Dieng  00:03.5  
Prince Substitution replaced by Towns  00:03.5  
  00:03.5
[POR 105-104]
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 1 (31 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.5  
  00:03.5 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Henderson 
  00:03.5 McCollum Substitution replaced by Harkless 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Prince  00:03.5  
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST)  00:01.8
[MIN 106-105]
 
  00:00.1 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
POR
2nd Northwest
44
38
7-3
28-13
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
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POR
Lillard 31.8
Plumlee 13.2
Lillard 7.6
Davis 1.4
Lillard 1.6